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Productivity Symposium transcript


New Zealand Productivity Commission

Date published

1 December 2015

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On 1 December 2015, the Productivity Hub hosted a major symposium on innovation and productivity with keynote speeches by leading international and domestic experts. It showcased the analysis of firm innovation being undertaken using the Longitudinal Business Dataset and the ways in which economic research can help inform policy choices.

The full transcript is now available.


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